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"Drawing on practical, real-world, and historical experience, Daniel Grassian provides nuanced insight into being an administrator. This pragmatic, well-written guide is an essential read."

"A lively compendium of practical insights, this guidebook offers a rich trove of firsthand experiences, real situations, and case studies to inform today's university administrators. Grassian skillfully elucidates the convoluted dynamics and challenges often unique to academic life, presenting valuable insights for new administrators as well as those of us already serving."

"Grassian's book provides an excellent overview of higher education administration to faculty members and others from outside academia. Seasoned administrators will recognize and enjoy his pithy observations of the structural and cultural realities of the profession. I appreciated the practical advice, and believe it will become an invaluable reference guide."